for show

Definition of for show

  1. 1 :  intended to be seen but not used or bought We're not supposed to eat the fruit on the table. It's just for show.

  2. 2 :  done in order to make others like or approve of one He says he enjoys classical music, but it's only for show.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to cause or permit to be seen :  exhibit

    :  to offer for sale

    :  to present as a public spectacle :  perform

  1. :  a demonstrative display

    :  outward appearance

    :  a false semblance :  pretense

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